Thank You!!

Thank You!!

On behalf of the committee a big thank you to our amazing sponsors who continue to support us and help facilitate the continued growth and expansion of this iconic community event.

Your contribution to the community is so much more than just dollars and cents and we hope to have you back next year when we do it all again and bring together people from all across this wonderful state and country of ours.

 

2018 Kulin Community Bank Bush Races

2018 Kulin Community Bank Bush Races

Dates Confirmed!!

The next edition of the Kulin Bush Races will be held over the 5th, 6th and 7th of October 2018. Mark it down on the calendar, get your caravan and camping gear in order and get ready for an epic Road Trip.

All the fun will be back, horses (of the animal and tin variety), music, food, fireworks, kids entertainment and much more all at our beautiful location alongside Jilakin Rock & Jilakin Lake. This iconic event truly offers something for everyone so keep your eyes and ears open as we countdown with a host of exciting plans underway.

Stay tuned!!

Tell Us Your Thoughts

Tell Us Your Thoughts

2018 is already on the agenda and we want to make sure we keep delivering.

Subscribe, join us on facebook, and let us know. What did you like and what didn’t you like, what would you like more or less of and why.

We value your feedback so drop us a line and help us keep this great event thriving.

Record Attendance

Record Attendance

The 2017 Kulin Community Bank Bush Races were our largest ever recorded in terms of people through the gates. We would like to thank everyone who attended our community event, with all profits going back into the community you really are amazing and we are very thankful.

Special mention to the over 200 volunteers who put in countless hours over the past 10 months to make it all happen. You have set the bar tremendously high but we do love a challenge in Kulin so 2018 look out!!

We look forward to seeing you all again in 12 months!!!

Snacks On The Track

Snacks On The Track

The Kulin Community Bank Bush Races offers a variety of food & refreshments throughout the event.

Please see below for a taste of what’s on offer at the event to keep the energy levels up for a huge couple of days of action for you and your family.

Buckley’s Breakaway Barrel Racing

Buckley’s Breakaway Barrel Racing

The Kulin Community Bank Bush Races is holding Junior, Senior & Open Barrel Racing events at this year’s event proudly sponsored by Balco.

Nominations are now open online, If you are interested in entering please head to our About page to see rules and regulations and nominate online.

Barrel Racing is an exciting and action packed event and we encourage all attendees to get along and support the competitors and check out the action at the track kicking off on Saturday morning from 8:30am.

Things You Must DO in Kulin

Things You Must DO in Kulin

Kulin provides an abundance of opportunity to discover something new and below are just some of the options available for you to enjoy in the glorious Wheatbelt while on your Bush Races adventure.

Kulin Arts Inspression:

At the Kulin Memorial Hall from 6th October until 8th October 2017 make sure you check out this inaugural Art event presented by Kulin Arts – Inspression “Inspiring Expression”!!

There will be a variety of Art Spaces where local and guest Artists will be showcasing their particular area of The Arts. Each exhibit will include an interactive/demonstrative component where visitors can watch the Artist work or they can complete an activity themselves. For a full list of exhibits and the programme of workshops please refer to www.facebook.com/kulinarts

10am-4pm Friday 6th October 2017, 9am-12noon Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of October 2017.

Tin Horse Experience (T.H.E):

5th – 8th October 2017 at the Kulin Memorial Hall. Morning tea and afternoon tea plus tea & coffee available to buy!

Celebrating Tin Horses is synonymous with Kulin but there is “Much More than Metal” to this horse experience and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Join the ‘T.H.E. Hunt” or create and decorate your own Mini Tin Horse! There is something for the whole family so pop in say G’day and have a play!

10am-4pm Thurs 5th & Fri 6th Oct, 9am-12pm Sat 7th & Sun 8th Oct

Explore Jilakin Lake & Jilakin Rock:

Climb to the top of Jilakin Rock and enjoy the beautiful views of the farmland. Witness a true Wheatbelt sunset from the top of the rock. Go bird watching at Jilakin Lake and maybe catch a glimpse of the infamous Red Boomer that has come in from the Nullabor! Pack a picnic and settle in under the shelter at the base of the rock.

(Please note there are no toilet facilities and visitors are kindly requested to take their rubbish with them when they leave)

Experience our Visitor Discovery Zone:

View public artworks and interprative signage and make use of the zone’s free BBQ. Kids can enjoy themselves in the playground, exploring the walkways or at the skate park. Check out the Kulin Gallery & Studio nearby!

Kulin Hotel:

Have ‘one over the wood’ and a meal at the historic Kulin Hotel located on Johnston Street. Pick up a pizza on Friday night, mingle with locals for Happy Hour on Wednesday’s and Friday’s and stick around for ‘Chase the Ace’ on Friday night. Ph: (08) 9880 1201.

Macrocarpa Trail:

On the western outskirts of Kulin, walk the 1km trail and explore all the wonderful wildflowers.

Tin Horse Highway:

Drive the famous Tin Horse Highway and take lots of snaps along the way. See the Facebook page @TinHorseHighway

Burnsyde Alpacas:

If you are coming from Wickepin then on the west boundary of the Kulin Shire 2km north along the Rabbit Proof Fence you will find some delightful Alpacas and Angora Goats! Drop in for a cuppa and say hello to Sandy & Bevan Ph: (08) 9888 6165, Website: www.burnsydealpacas.com.au

Woolshed Cafe:

Grab a milkshake, burger or coffee at the Woolshed Cafe located on the main street.

Kulin Motor Museum:

Built in the mid 1920’s, Butlers Garage houses the Kulin Motor Museum which contains an impressive collection of vintage cars, farm equipment, machinery and a replica pioneer cottage. Ph: (08) 9880 1359 or 0427 811 970.

Open: Wednesday and Saturday 10am to 2pm and by appointment. Admission is Free.

Divine Massage & Beauty Therapy:

Spoil yourself with local Massage and Beauty Therapist June Richards at Divine. June works Tuesday’s to Thursday’s. Ph: 0427 703 275.

Kulin Freebairn Recreation Centre:

Work out in our local gym located at the Recreation Centre or have a kick of the footy or walk your dog on our well maintained oval, there is also a playground to keep the kids entertained. Love lawn bowls or tennis, why not go have a roll or a hit? Walk the trail along the Golf Course or bring your clubs and work on your swing whilst enjoying the Mallee vegetation typical of the area. To access the facilities contact the Freebairn Recreation Centre Ph: (08) 9880 1000 or Email: reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

Walkers Hill Vineyard:

On the Kulin-Lake Grace Road 6.5km’s north of Lake Grace you will come across the unique Wheatbelt winery, Walkers Hill. For opening times and information please call Jared & Tania Bray on (08) 9865 1412, check them out on Facebook @WalkersHillVineyard or Email: www.walkershillvineyard.com.au

Yeerakine Rock:

Climb to the top of Yeerakine Rock and witness the amazing life sized statue of a horseman rearing up. The evocative art peace is a dedication to the young locals who joined the 10th Light Horse Regiment in World War 1 and was unveiled in 2015 as a special tribute to mark the ANZAC centenary. The rock is located 24km from Kulin near the town of Kondinin.

Wave Rock – Hyden:

Take a day trip to Wave Rock (80km’s one way). Wave Rock is a natural rock formation that is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. The ‘wave’ is about 14 metres high and 110 metres long. Both Wave Rock and Hyden Rock are part of a 160 hectare nature reserve called the Hyden Wildlife Park. On your way call in at Buckley’s Breakaway which is a lovely picnic spot and a great place to explore. Wave Rock Entry Prices Apply: $12 per car (max 4 people). For visitor and tourism information please call (08) 9880 5022.

Albert Facey Homestead – Wickepin:

A visit to the Albert Facey Homestead gives a unique insight into the life of the author of ‘A Fortunate Life’ in the early 1900’s. Facey lived with his family in the house until the Great Depression. As you wander through the rooms you will have the opportunity to see Facey’s own furniture and personal effects. Entry Prices Apply: Adult – $3, Child $1.

Hyden: For more visitor and tourism information please call Hyden CRC Ph: (08) 9880 5088.

Kondinin: For more visitor and tourism information please call Kondinin CRC Ph: (08) 9889 1117.

Lake Grace: For more visitor and tourism information please call Lake Grace CRC on (08) 9865 1470 and/or Lake Grace Visitor Centre on (08) 9865 2140.

Wickepin: For more visitor and tourist information please call Wickepin CRC Ph: (08) 9888 1500.

Keep an eye out for native flora & fauna during your visit, some local wildlife on your travels may include Kangaroos, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Echidnas, Carpet Pythons, Thorny Devils, Mallee Fowl, Phascogales, Emus, Racehorse Goannas and Blue-Tongued Lizards. For more information about native flora please refer to the helpful volunteers from the Kulin Wildflower Group. Heather (08) 9880 1278, Robin 0499 624 038 or Sandra 0427 801 268.

Read the local community newsletter to see what’s on in town. The Kulin Update comes out every fortnight on a Thursday, check out the local Facebook pages @Kulin Notes & Classifieds; @Shire of Kulin and @Kulin Wildflowers and What to See and Do.

Visiting during summer?? Then head on down to the Kulin Aquatic Centre and enjoy the largest waterslide in Regional Australia. There are free BBQ facilities so take a picnic and enjoy the sunshine. Ph: (08) 9880 1222.

Explore something new!

Explore something new!

If you’ve never been or you’re a regular attendee there’s always something new to enjoy at the Bush Races. Get your crew together and plan your trip for this iconic wheatbelt experience.

Live Music at KBR

Live Music at KBR

The Kulin Bush Races is as much about the music as it is the horses and this year’s event will not disappoint with live music Friday & Saturday night kicking off straight after the completion of the last race and going long into the night.

New Website for Kulin Bush Races

New Website for Kulin Bush Races

The Kulin Bush Races finally has its own website which means our fantastic supporters have access to information and updates year round. As part of these exciting developments the Bush Races is introducing online ticketing and merchandise sales. Stay tuned for updates and stay involved with this wonderful event.